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Old 13-10-09, 10:02 AM
Barry Barry is offline
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Watery rev. 2


Watery rev. 2

It’s been a good old while since watery has had an update, let alone any progress, and to be honest, I got utterly stuck on how to mount the reservoir to the actual case body, while still being able to remove the case panels to get to the hardware, so it was time to start over anew.

Revision two is going to be the same basic idea, but on a larger scale so I can get in a full ATX motherboard, and dual water loops as I want to go full out this time. There will still be truck loads of milled and laser cut acrylic, but quite a lot more chrome this time, with the back panel, motherboard tray, radiator ‘pods’ and floor all being made from aluminium. This will reduce costs, and hopefully my blood pressure as putting a decent thread in acrylic was doing my head in.

So, going in will be:

ATX Mobo and the usual hardware

GPU or so.

2x HDD/SDD's

External DVD Drive

Dual water loops

2x120.2 Radiators

Dual DDC's

Dual custom res's

Drain ports

Integrated lighting system (more in this in due course)

This time, I also want to set this project out in stages, so I don’t get confuddled, so here is the basic plan...:

Stage 1 – Manufacture of radiator mounts,

Stage 2 – Manufacture of base, motherboard tray and back panel, feet and support columns.

Stage 3 – Chrome every piece of metal I can find.

Stage 4 – Build the lighting system.

Stage 5 – Hardware modification & cable mods.

Stage 6 – Reveal the reservoir.

Stage 7 – Profit....

Before I give you the first glimpses, I have to give a shout out to a few people on Bit-tech and on Xtreme Systems who have given me a hand with designs and suggest some neat ideas:

Bill Owen, of MNPCtech fame

Cyberdruid

Charles_h

Cheapskate


I am going to be using quite alot of the stuff from the last version of Watery, so thanks to..:

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Old 13-10-09, 10:02 AM
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Soooooo, without further ado, I give you...


UPDATE 1

A quick start, just to I can get my hand back in...

The radiators are going to be mounted length ways on either side of the base of the case sucking air in, and blowing out towards the PSU. The plan is to have all of the cables from the fans etc. hidden within the radiator mounts so just the water tubes stick out, using a set of Bitspower universal fillports. So, let’s start on the ends











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BTW, no much in this first update, just to show I'm actually doing stuff for once

To show its not just all hot air...

Second side finished today. This means I can start working on the base panel and on the mid tray over the next few days.

(Althought its not obvious, both bolts are fully countersunk, they just aren't fully tightened.)



The plates that mount onto these two bits I've just made are going to be laser cut aluminium as they need to be reeeeealy accurate. And although none of this will probably make sense now, once I've finished the radiator mounts, all should become clear...



MORE TOMORROW!

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Old 13-10-09, 11:36 AM
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Sweeet. Solid aluminium profiles though? Hope you don't have to lift the case
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Old 13-10-09, 04:22 PM
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it'll be fine
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Old 14-10-09, 08:56 PM
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I few pics showing what I've already hidden away from Watery rev 1. for this project... they have been seen before, but no-one has ever complained about shiney things have they?



A HWLabs Black Ice GT-Stealth 240 radiator in Chrome, okay, well a pair...





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Old 14-10-09, 09:25 PM
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nice shiny rads
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Old 14-10-09, 10:41 PM
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Did you buy those rads in chrome or you had them custom done like that? Look pretty cool in a wierd sort of a way lol

Looking forward to see how this build goes!

Just read through the original build log too, looked great! You going to be using the res you made up for that or creating a brand new one?
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Old 24-10-09, 07:34 PM
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Nice progress Barry!

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Did you buy those rads in chrome or you had them custom done like that?
HWL offered them plated.
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Old 24-10-09, 07:38 PM
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Looking very nice so far mate, I am looking at water cooling my rig when build so things like this are making more and more eager to get it done
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